Valentine is a very small city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 2,836 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Valentine is the 49th largest community in Nebraska.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Valentine is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Valentine is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Valentine who work in office and administrative support (12.93%), sales jobs (9.96%), and management occupations (9.43%).
One of the benefits of Valentine is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 11.05 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small city, Valentine does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The education level of Valentine citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.96% of adults 25 and older in Valentine have a college degree.
The per capita income in Valentine in 2010 was $23,750, which is middle income relative to Nebraska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,000 for a family of four.
Valentine is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Valentine home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Valentine residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Valentine include Irish, English, Scottish, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Valentine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.